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Jessie Release Date: 2015-04-25

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We now have a target release date of Saturday the 25th of April. We
have checked with core teams, and this seems to be acceptable for
everyone. This means we are able to begin the final preparations for
a release of Debian 8 - "Jessie".

The intention is only to lift the date if something really critical
pops up that is not possible to handle as an errata, or if we end up
technically unable to release that weekend.

Please keep in mind that we intend to have a quiet period from
Saturday the 18th of April. Bug fixes must be *in Jessie* before
then.

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Debian Won't Replace Ubuntu as the Base for Linux Mint, Says Project Leader

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Ubuntu

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, but its makers are also working on a Debian-based one. The leader of the project has confirmed that they have no intention to replace one with the other unless the Debian edition becomes immensely popular.

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Privacy and Tails 1.3

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Debian

Privacy and security are difficult to come by in our progressively connected world. Advertisers track our browsing habits, employers monitor productivity and government agencies monitor our communications. Most operating systems do not take steps to protect our privacy or our identities, two things which are increasingly difficult to guard. Tails is a Linux distribution that is designed to help us stay anonymous on-line and protect our identity. Tails is a Debian-based live disc that we can use to scrub our files of meta data, browse the web with some degree of anonymity and send private messages. According to the project's website, "Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to: use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging."

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HandyLinux 2.0 Beta Now Available for Download, Based on Debian 8 Jessie - Screenshot Tour

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Linux
Debian

The availability of the Beta version of the upcoming HandyLinux 2.0 computer operating system has been announced today, March 30, on the distribution’s website, which has been redesigned to match the look and feel of the OS.

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DebEX Barebone Is the First Debian 8 Jessie Live CD with Xfce 4.12

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Debian

Arne Exton had the pleasure of informing Softpedia earlier today, March 29, about the immediate availability for download of a new build (150329) of his DebEX Barebone computer operating system derived from the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 8 Jessie distribution and built around the recently released Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.

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Debian 8 Jessie Installer Now Supports Running a 64-bit Linux Kernel on a 32-bit EFI

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The Debian Installer team had the pleasure of announcing on March 27 that the second Release Candidate (RC) version of the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" installer is now available for download and testing. The RC2 version of the installer brings a great number of improvements and fixes.

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Debian 8.0 Jessie RC2 Installer Released

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Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is still working towards its long-awaited release.

Cyril Brulebois, representing the Debian Release Team, today announced the release of the Debian Installer Jessie RC2. This second release candidate of the Debian installer for Jessie has changes to systemd, tasksel, console-setup, and other components. The upgraded Linux kernel also has a few hardware support improvements. The DI's U-Boot also now supports the LeMaker Banana Pro board and A20-OLinuXino-LIME2.

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antiX 14.4 MX "Symbiosis" Linux Distribution Brings Xfce 4.12, Based on Debian 7 Wheezy

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The antiX 14.4 MX Linux operating system has been announced, based on the Debian GNU/Linux 7 (Wheezy) distribution and built around the lightweight and popular Xfce 4.12 desktop environment. This is a stable release that uses the sysVinit init system by default and updates several core components and applications.

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Tails 1.3.1 Is an Emergency Release to Patch Critical Security Issues in Tor Browser

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Debian

Tails, the amnesic incognito Live Linux operating system that helps anyone to stay invisible online and browse websites anonymously, has reached today, March 23, version 1.3.1, a release that includes updated Tor and Tor Browser components.

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Neptune 4.3 Release is Based on Debian 7.8 Wheezy and Linux Kernel 3.16.3 - Screenshot Tour

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Linux
Debian

The Neptune development team was proud to announce today, March 21, the immediate availability for download and update of the third maintenance release of their awesome Neptune 4 Linux operating system derived from the fantastic Debian GNU/Linux distribution and based on the latest KDE Applications 4.14.3 desktop environment.

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Jessie Release Date: 2015-04-25

We now have a target release date of Saturday the 25th of April. We have checked with core teams, and this seems to be acceptable for everyone. This means we are able to begin the final preparations for a release of Debian 8 - "Jessie". The intention is only to lift the date if something really critical pops up that is not possible to handle as an errata, or if we end up technically unable to release that weekend. Please keep in mind that we intend to have a quiet period from Saturday the 18th of April. Bug fixes must be *in Jessie* before then. Read more